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Inquiry #1: The plans and IH do not have any drill logs for the overhead sign structure foundations. Section 49 states that difficult pile installation should be expected at Br No. 02-180L. It does not state that there is to be difficult pile installation expected at the 9 overhead sign structure foundations. Based on this we should bid this work (Bid Item 69) without anticipating any difficult pile installation with regards to cobbles, boulders, rock, high groundwater, caving soils, traffic control, overhead utilities, underground utilities, etc.

Please confirm.

Inquiry submitted 12/27/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 12/27/2017




Inquiry #2: Based upon Caltrans’ recent determination of bidders to be non-responsive due to inadequate Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Good Faith Efforts, can Caltrans provide the amount of Good Faith Effort (e.g. number of DBEs to be contacted, whether or not we are to utilize higher priced DBEs over lower priced non-DBEs, etc.) the Contractor needs to provide to be deemed as providing “Adequate Good Faith Effort”.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/02/2018




Inquiry #3: Caltrans as of recent months has stated that a “Certified DBE Subcontractor’s Total Price cannot exceed the General Contractor’s bid price to count towards the total DBE Goal”. Based upon this determination, a General Contractor that requires addition work by a Certified DBE, that amount cannot be utilized towards the goal and the Submitting General Contractor can be deemed Non-Responsive based upon protest of other General Contractors. Additionally, Caltrans is directing General Contractors on the amount that can be used in the Bid Based upon quotes from a DBE certified Subcontractor that may not arrive until 5-10 minutes prior to bid time and potentially incorrect (e.g. incorrect quantities). Please clarify if this is the case for this Bid and where in the specifications or CFRs this language can be found?
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/02/2018




Inquiry #4: After reviewing the plans & specifciations, there is no mention of Railroad insurance requirements, or who will be responsible for flagging cost during the construction of the Pioneer Bridge concrete barrier rail & demo work. Please clarify both.
Can you also confirm which railroad company the tracks belong to, plan sheet 493 refers to them as "SPRR", and plan sheet 251 refers to them as Union Pacific.

Inquiry submitted 01/18/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/19/2018


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 5-1.20C, Railroad Relations, of the Standard Specifications and the Information Handout.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/22/2018




Inquiry #5: For the several Drainage systems that are installed across the North Bound lanes, what are the requriements for removing & re-building the roadway section, AB / AC / PPC, and what method of payment will be used for the various items of work. These activites / quantities do not seem to be included in the current bid items. If they are please identify the bid items & quantities that will cover this work.
In particular the PCC, will a full slab replacement be requried along with RSC (rapid set concrete), or do we just patch back the width of the trench required to install the drainage system? Please provide details and clarification for this scenario.

Inquiry submitted 01/22/2018

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/22/2018


The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, "JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION" of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.


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